I'm looking to upgrade to the smaller permanent magnet gear reduction starter like those used on 92+ Mustangs. Does anyone know of a manufacturer that uses American made starter drives? Or am I better off buying a cheapo like a Powerselect from Rock Auto, and then picking up a Victory Lap repair kit so it will have an American made starter drive in it? I'm sick of over paying for the same parts in a different box, and I don't like spending my money on crap either. My current starter had a Chinese drive gear in it that failed a couple years back...
Also, is there any issues with jumpering the solenoid off of the starter cable, and keeping the rest of the system the same?